You can use the Clientless SSL VPN Portal to establish a Remote Desktop connection to a campus terminal server (like rds.usask.ca) or a Windows computer that has remote desktop enabled.
3. Then enter the address or name of the computer or terminal server. (See below for finding the registered name of a computer.) then press Browse button:
4. Trust and Run all prompts about Java (see Java Required below)
such as this one as seen on a windows computer:
or this one as seen on an Apple OS computer:
While using the machine you want to connect to later, you can use the below link to find its registered name:
Once you know the name of the campus machine, you can type that in the address bar inside https://tunnel.usask.ca. For example:
The remote desktop feature does use Java so you will need to have a current version running on your computer.
To check your version of Java, please use the below link:
Mac Users: Use the Apple Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have a UofS compatible version of Java for your Mac.
2012-005 Java Update (Java 6 version 35) is the UofS compatible version of Java for Apple OS 10.6-10.8.
If you installed the 2012-006 Java Update (Java 6 version 37) from Apple Software Updates, you will need to revert back to a version of Java that is compatible with all University systems; please follow the directions outlined on the below support page:
If you need assistance with reverting your Apple OS java back, please contact the ICT Help Desk.
For assistance using the Clientless SSL VPN Portal, please contact the ICT Help Desk.